Hello everyone, let me tell you a story.
I started with a PST.
I tried 9mm Svony 1.25, the view was awful
Then Celestron bino which wouldn't merge
Then Orion Linear bino which are bright
And Astromania binos which merged, looked good enough that I looked at the sun for at least 20 minutes
Then the 8" ACF arrived, so did the clouds which left me no choice but trying it out on land targets.
The binos looked dim, the single plossl 1.25 had not enough immersion (is this what AFOV is?) then I put on the 2" diagonal and. The $200 Meade 21mm showed the secondary (I had the f/6.5 reducer on), the 50$ Meoptex 40mm worked. Once I had the reducer off both 2" worked and I couldn't tell the difference in quality, looking at tree branches, more immersive on the Meade but also more fidgetty to get the image right, is this due to long eye relief?
I much prefer to have my eye close to the EP, immersed in the image, even if eyelashes grease up the lens.
Do you think that daytime viewing shows quality? At night the eye switches to different light cells don't they.
I really like the 2". Does the immersion improve with more expensive 1.25?
2" binos sound tempting, the price new is prohibitive and I think with both EP, my nose won't fit, my IPD is 57mm.
I'm faffing here. Brain is saturated with the amount of new. Untrained new eye.
Looking for immersion above all.
I'd like to know what your experience is to get a fresh perspective, getting new ideas in the mix, things I might have missed.
Edited by daslolo, 14 February 2020 - 03:27 AM.